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US National Transportation Safety Board.(RegionalNews)(Brief article)

US National Transportation Safety Board said a regional jet operated by Pinnacle Airlines likely overran a runway at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich., in April 2007 because the pilots chose to land on a "contaminated" (snowy) runway without performing the required landing distance calculations.

NTSB said, "This poor decision-making likely reflected the effects of fatigue produced by a long, demanding duty day, and, for the captain, the duties associated with check airman functions. …

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